Updated: Jul 27
Food manufacturers operating on a small to medium scale face direct competition from the large-scale food sector whose economies of scale, better presentation and powerful marketing can endanger the future of smaller businesses. High-quality packaging not only helps to keep products in good condition it lies at the very heart of food presentation and customer appeal. It is thus an area of vital importance for any small to medium scale food manufacturer competing in today's keep marketplace. Myperfectpack helps all kinds of businesses to provide packaging material. Let's understand the basics of packing methods :
To ensure that parcels are delivered safely, please use the appropriate packing materials depending on the parcel (e.g. characteristics, weight, size).
Selecting Packing Materials
Use a durable cardboard box
Select a cardboard box which has sufficient strength for packing. Do not reuse boxes or use damp boxes
The following packing materials cannot be used when sending parcels overseas.
Important Information on Packing
How to assemble cardboard boxes
When assembling cardboard boxes, affix masking tape as needed to prevent the bottom of the box from falling apart.
Affix in a cross shape: This is a method which strengthens cardboard boxes with the affixing of masking tape in a cross shape. This reinforces the centre area which is exposed to the greatest amount of pressure and allows cardboard boxes to withstand most parcel items.
Affix in an H shape: Masking tape in a cross shape. This reinforces the centre area which is exposed to the greatest amount of pressure and allows cardboard boxes to withstand most parcel items.
Put heavy items in small boxes: Parcels which are too heavy for one person to carry may not be accepted. As there is also the danger of cardboard boxes breaking, please avoid overfilling boxes and putting heavy items into separate boxes.
Put heavy items on the bottom and lightweight items on the top: When putting several items into a single cardboard box, start by putting heavy items on the bottom first to prevent damage.
Do not leave any gaps inside cardboard boxes: If there are gaps inside the cardboard box, items may bump into each other during shipping. Please use newspapers, bubble wrap and towels to secure items and prevent them from moving around.
Do not join parcels together
Do not use masking tape or rope to join two or more parcels
Do not join parcels together: Do not use masking tape or rope to join two or more parcels together. This is very dangerous and can lead to parcels becoming damaged or separated during shipping.
Use the box-in-box packing method when sending overseas
When sending parcels overseas, depending on the vendor in charge of shipping in the destination country, it may not be possible to use "Fragile, " "This Side Up" or "Do Not Stack" shipping labels. When sending fragile goods, use the box-in-box packing method to prevent damage to parcels.
Prepare 2 cardboard boxes (1 larger than the other): Prepare 2 cardboard boxes (1 larger than the other). Use the smaller box as the inner box and the larger box as the outer box. Ideally, the inner box and outer box should fit together tightly.
Pack parcel contents into the inner (smaller) box: Pack the parcel contents into the smaller (inner) box securely. Use cushioning material to fill in any gaps inside the box.
Pack the inner (smaller) box into the outer (larger) box: Put the inner (smaller) box into the outer (larger) box. Use cushioning materials to fill in any gaps and position the inner (smaller) box in the centre of the outer (larger) box.
Materials and methods for small business packing : "Appropriate Food Packaging" is a compendium of packaging materials and cost-effective methods that can be applied at a small to medium scale in developing countries. myperfectpack helps manufacturers to face the challenges that improving their packaging systems presents, including assessing whether increased sales will justify the investment costs, and the very real difficulties faced in many developing countries in sourcing suitable packaging materials. The economic, operational and human resource implications of changes in packaging methods are considered, as to are the potentially negative environmental effects of modern food packaging.